St. Francis Ministries was awarded the contract from The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Procurement (OP)  on behalf of the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to provide intensive home and community-based diversion and reunification services. The goal of the program is to safely reduce the number of children in care by providing intensive, long-term, trauma-informed in-home services aimed at reducing child abuse/neglect, improving family functioning, enhancing parenting skills, addressing mental health and substance abuse issues, reducing child behavior problems, and empowering families to solve future problems independently through us of formal and informal concrete supports. The contract officially started on January 1st.